some of them i couldn't understand because they couldn't speak english. they were from overseas doing the route 66 tour. - turns out, roadside kitsch has a lot of fans. - check it out-- 3 pancakes for 45 cents. that's what i'm talking about. - retried scientist johnnie meier has collected thousands of pieces of route 66 memorabilia. - when it started out, it was a road that might take you to jobs in california or might take you to the grand canyon, but after a while, route 66 became the destination because of all the little, cool attractions the cool restaurants the cool motels. you drove route 66 to be on route 66. - he thinks the road should be preserved as a tribute to the american spirit of free enterprise. - here's a great example right here this little sign right here. you'd see this-- rabbit, "350 miles." "dad, what is that?" the rabbit, "100 miles," and then "50 miles," the rabbit, "25," "10," "5," "2," "3," "1," the rabbit. "what is it? we got to see it."